A-LIST HOLLYWOOD DOCUMENTARY, WHO IS GATSBY RANDOLPH LAUNCHES NATIONALLY ON FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 2021
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Caroline Russo Enterprises and Radioactive Pictures are delighted to present Who is Gatsby Randolph at a VIP Preview Screening at Brisbane’s Dendy Portside Cinema on Friday 23 April 2021, ahead of a national release on Monday 26 April, the same day as the Oscars.
Up for 2021 Oscar consideration in Best Documentary and Best Film categories, Who is Gatsby Randolph is a funny, poignant wild ride through the red carpets and hills of Hollywood with unfettered access to all the glitz and glamour the city is built on.
Hollywood is well known for glamour, extravagance, and endless paparazzi, but the journey to success is easily overlooked. Who is Gatsby Randolph is the entertaining and ironic story of aspiring music producer Kobie Randolph’s alter ego, Gatsby Randolph, and his road to breaking into the entertainment industry.
The film follows Kobie / Gatsby as he flies on a one-way ticket from Tennessee to LA for a once-in-a-lifetime deal, only to watch it fall apart and be left standing on the sidewalk in Hollywood with no options. Ever the chameleon, Kobie invents the alter-ego ‘Gatsby Randolph’, a fictitious celebrity, and quickly sets a course to conquer the city that had all but slammed the door on his dreams.
The documentary includes many “A” list names – such as Beyonce, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Z, Steven Spielberg, and Kanye West amongst others – and takes the audience through Gatsby’s journey as he talks his way into some of the most exclusive parties in Hollywood.
“As a filmmaker, I recognised that my own story of rags to riches was, in fact, a movie in the making,” says Kobie / Gatsby Randolph. “Things have changed a great deal in Hollywood, but it’s amazing to see Australia becoming the new Hollywood. I can’t wait to visit Down Under and host a big party ‘Gatsby Style’. The fact my story is to be shown on cinema screens in Australia is fantastic.”
Brisbane-based Caroline Russo came across the project early in 2021, and quickly realised its potential and appeal for local audiences. Now an Executive Producer for the project, she brought in Jessica Butland, MD of Radioactive Pictures, as a partner for the distribution rights.
BRISBANE: Dendy Cinemas Portside, Portside Wharf, Remora Rd Hamilton, at 6pm on 23rd April 2021 (Australian VIP Premiere: Limited tickets) – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/premiere-of-who-is-gatsby-randolph-tickets-148871981103
SYDNEY: Dendy Newtown (261 King St, Newtown), Monday 26 April at 6.30pm – https://fan-force.com/screenings/who-is-gatsby-randolph-dendy-cinema-newtown/
MELBOURNE: Lido Hawthorne (675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn), Monday 26 April at 6.30pm – https://fan-force.com/screenings/who-is-gatsby-randolph-lido-cinemas-hawthorn/
GOLD COAST: Event Cinemas Pacific Fair (Hooker Boulevard Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Level 1, Broadbeach), Monday 26 April at 6.30pm – https://fan-force.com/screenings/who-is-gatsby-randolph-event-cinema-pacific-fair/
Further dates to be announced in the coming weeks.